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Topic: Episode 228: United Nations of Dinguses  (Read 10973 times)

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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2016, 09:35:50 pm »
With one or two exceptions, I've found that avoiding people who wear bow ties (outside of black tie occasions) is a profoundly good idea.

But... but...

Bill Nye... :(

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« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2016, 09:43:51 pm »
Bill Nye is one of those exceptions I mentioned.
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« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2016, 09:49:00 pm »
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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2016, 02:51:21 am »


DEEP CUT, MOTHERFUCKER

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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2016, 07:22:44 am »
This is actually pretty interesting to see, because I think what's happened here is just that Nationstates provides something nothing else can. And it doesn't even provide it well, but it stands after all these years because of it.

Everyone there clearly really wants to roleplay an entire nation, and there's nowhere else to really do that to this level of creativity. All city/nation/empire building games are really gameplay-heavy with very little in the way of room to let you make 'your' world; this is light enough that you're actually able to exert that creativity. Hell, when Nationstates came up in our games forum, I contemplated taking part for exactly that reason, and was going to make my nation 'the land of contrived/supernatural coincidences that all fetish stories are set in'. I had way too much fun envisioning how that actually worked (their borders initially expanded rapidly because neighboring states were too skeeved out to get close, and the wanton transformation and mind control causes health and social care to be both very confusing and lenient), and Nationstates is kind of the only place to be that... specifically creative.

Yet at the same time, I noticed something that I think happened to the place's roleplaying community that I've seen elsewhere: the godmoders muscled out the reasonable people. The people with reserved or realistic play-countries just aren't there anymore, because it's really hard to play out that sort of thing when you're there alongside someone whose response to ISIS is to reduce the entirety of the Middle-East to a pile of goo. I've seen that in other freeform RP stuff, particularly in MMOs; if you introduce weaknesses or nuance, you just get outpaced and outvolumed.
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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2016, 09:13:17 am »
"What would you do against ISIS?"

"What I always do: roll it into my existing power fantasy, duh!"

What's hilarious is that you know all of these godmoder people think they sound super tough and badass when talking about their antimatter bombs (?) and paperclipper nanomachines.
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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2016, 09:21:32 am »
"What would you do against ISIS?"

"What I always do: roll it into my existing power fantasy, duh!"

What's hilarious is that you know all of these godmoder people think they sound super tough and badass when talking about their antimatter bombs (?) and paperclipper nanomachines.

I think that one of the lessons of the F Plus as a whole is about fantasies. And it's not so much that fantasies are inherently bad, or that it's bad to imagine a (possibly) better world. It's just that maybe you don't need to share all of these things with the whole Internet because maybe they're not as interesting as you think.
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« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2016, 10:51:57 am »
With one or two exceptions, I've found that avoiding people who wear bow ties (outside of black tie occasions) is a profoundly good idea.

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« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2016, 04:49:32 pm »
"What would you do against ISIS?"

"What I always do: roll it into my existing power fantasy, duh!"

What's hilarious is that you know all of these godmoder people think they sound super tough and badass when talking about their antimatter bombs (?) and paperclipper nanomachines.

My favorite was the guy who kept talking about how his super kickass navy would blow ISIS out of the water and then his super high speed Armed Populace would take out the stragglers. Dude totally didn't know what the fuck ISIS even is.
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« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2016, 04:59:37 pm »
Apparently some people think ISIS are the bad guys from the Chuck Norris movie Invasion USA.
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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2016, 05:01:55 pm »
"What would you do against ISIS?"

"What I always do: roll it into my existing power fantasy, duh!"

What's hilarious is that you know all of these godmoder people think they sound super tough and badass when talking about their antimatter bombs (?) and paperclipper nanomachines.

My favorite was the guy who kept talking about how his super kickass navy would blow ISIS out of the water and then his super high speed Armed Populace would take out the stragglers. Dude totally didn't know what the fuck ISIS even is.

Uniquely among all the people in that thread, he didn't know shit about ISIS (or Islam or terrorism in general, for that matter).
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« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2016, 06:05:33 pm »
My favorite was the guy who kept talking about how his super kickass navy would blow ISIS out of the water and then his super high speed Armed Populace would take out the stragglers. Dude totally didn't know what the fuck ISIS even is.

Uniquely among all the people in that thread, he didn't know shit about ISIS (or Islam or terrorism in general, for that matter).

Oh don't mistake me, they were all stupid and wrong, but the guys talking about nuking cities or dropping gray goo wormhole asteroids or having Dejah Thoris cosplayers behead ISIS leaders on camera and shit seemed to at least be aware that ISIS was a thing happening in the Middle East. That's way less wrong than thinking ISIS is some free-roaming horde of villains from a Chuck Norris movie.
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« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2016, 07:23:58 am »
I would just like to let everyone know that the amazon sex goddess torture country's name is based on the Japanese word for "Cuckold." So, it's literally Cuckoldia.
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« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2016, 12:33:58 pm »
Pantopian masturbation police:



"Jerk it!"
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« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2016, 12:35:19 pm »
Pantopian masturbation police:



"Jerk it!"
"Like it or not, etc etc"
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